Congress Healthcare

“Repeal and Replace” in a Couple Years. Maybe.

Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and several other congressional Republicans unveiled a terrible alternative to Obamacare this week but, if Senator Burr is correct, they don't intend to pass the plan anytime soon.

"I think that there are going to be a lot of ideas not only in Congress but around the think tanks here in Washington and around the country." [...]

"But I do say this, we're going to know a lot more after the Supreme Court hears the King v. Burwell case, and that's going to be a short-term interim response," Burr said. "The long-term is, how do we revamp this in 2017 and after so it works for America's patients?"

Unless the Supreme Court does the unthinkable, Obamacare will likely cover over 20 million Americans by 2017.

If the Republican party wants to campaign against that through the next election, I welcome them. Their intention to roll back or block the expansion of Medicaid can fuel Democratic campaigns across the entire country.